The Armory Show has announced Gabriel Ritter, Curator and Head of Contemporary Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), and Jen Mergel, formerly the Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as curators for the 2018 fair.
The Armory Show has also announced the inauguration of a curatorial leadership summit to take place during the 2018 fair, chaired by Naomi Beckwith, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The summit will bring together over a dozen of the world’s most prominent curators for a daylong program aimed at cultivating new ideas and developments within the curatorial landscape.
Ritter will oversee the fair’s Focus section, comprised of solo- and dual-artist presentations of new or rarely seen work by today’s most relevant and compelling artists. Mergel will develop ambitious artists projects for Platform, which debuted in 2017 as a section devoted to large-scale and site-specific artworks that respond to the fair’s vast industrial space on Piers 92 & 94.
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Yayoi Kusama, Guidepost to a New World at The Armory Show 2017.